Code Composer Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports TI's Microcontroller and Embedded Processors portfolio. Code Composer Studio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, and many other features. The intuitive IDE provides a single user interface taking you through each step of the application development flow. Familiar tools and interfaces allow users to get started faster than ever before. Code Composer Studio combines the advantages of the Eclipse software framework with advanced embedded debug capabilities from TI resulting in a compelling feature-rich development environment for embedded developers.
Start development in the Cloud - Visit dev.ti.com to browse through the examples available for a device, run demo applications and even develop code using CCS Cloud a cloud based integrated development environment.
The Getting Started View provides quick access to a number of common actions such as creating a new project or browsing examples. For users who wish to use a very clean user interface, Code Composer Studio has a "simple" mode which trims down the environment to just the essential functionality. Once comfortable with the environment it is easy to switch back to standard mode to expose more advanced capabilities.
Code Composer Studio includes C/C++ compilers tailored for TI’s embedded device architectures. The proprietary compilers for MSP430 and MSP432 microcontrollers are tuned to provide optimized code size and performance. MSP430-GCC and ARM-GCC are free, open-source options for those who do not need the optimizations of TI’s proprietary compiler.
The Optimizer Assistant helps obtain the best possible performance while staying within code size constraints.
EnergyTrace technology provides real-time power profiling of all MSP MCUs.
ULP (Ultra-Low Power) Advisor
ULP advisor checks your code against a thorough ULP checklist to squeeze every last nano amp out of your application.
Resource Explorer (Featuring MSPWare)
Resource Explorer is a tool that is available inside of Code Composer Studio as well as in the cloud. It enables browsing through software and documentation in the cloud that are applicable to the device being used. When exploring a software package is is possible to drill down and see the source code. Once the appropriate example is identified the software package can be downloaded and the example imported into Code Composer Studio.
CCS has a complete scripting environment allowing for the automation of repetitive tasks such as testing and performance benchmarking.
TI embedded processors include a selection of advanced hardware debugging capabilities.